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Hon. Gabriel Gutierrez (Ret.)

Hon. Gabriel Gutierrez (Ret.)


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EDUCATION:

  • (1964) J.D. University of Santa Clara Law School

  • (1960) B.A. University of Santa Clara

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • (1972-1977) Elected Commissioner/Judge Pro Tempore, Los Angeles County Superior Court

  • (1977-1979) Appointed Municipal Court, Los Angeles Judicial District

  • (1979-1997) Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

    • (1981-1984) Supervising Judge Northeast Juvenile Justice Center

    • (1985-1987) Presiding Judge, Los Angeles County Juvenile Court

    • (1987-1997) LASC Central, assigned to Civil Trial Calendar

  • Served on Assignment, California State Court of Appeals, 2nd District

LEGAL CAREER:

  • (1965-1968) Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office Los Angeles

  • (1968-1969) Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

  • (1969-1972) Partner, Sillas & Castillo, specializing in construction, mechanics&rsqou; liens, stop notices and bond actions

ADR EXPERIENCE:

Following his retirement from the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1997, Judge Gabriel Gutierrez has been serving as an Arbitrator, Mediator and Private Judge, utilizing his extensive experience on the bench and his keen understanding of the law to settle all types of civil disputes in the private sector.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Real Property, Construction Defect, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Employment/Labor, and Complex Civil Litigation

HONORS / AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS:

  • Trial Judge of the Year CAALA Alfred J. McCourtney Memorial Trial Judge of the Year, 1998

  • Judge of the Year Pasadena Bar Association, 1995

  • Award of Honor Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1987

  • Judge of the Year Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1986

  • Hispanic Leaders Award San Gabriel Valley, 1980 & 1983

  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession and the Mexican-American Community Mexican-American Bar Association, 1980

  • Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) Achievement Award, 1975

  • Chairman, California Judges Association Juvenile Court Institute, 1985

  • Chairman, California Judges Association, Juvenile Courts Committee, 1983

  • Member, State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Mexican-American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Municipal Court Judge Association, California Judges Association (serving as Chairman - Juvenile Courts Committee 1983), Board of Directors of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Board of the National Association for People with Disabilities, Board of Directors of South Pasadena Little League, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

  • Past Member, Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Easter Seal Society, Los Angeles Superior Court Executive Committee (1984-1987), California Judges Association Executive Board (1989-1992)

  • Volunteer, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Little League, Junior Tennis Clinic, Mexican-American Scholarship Foundation to Assist Careers in Law

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND SPEAKING ASSIGNMENTS:

  • University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, California (Domestic Relations)

  • Lecturer, California Juvenile Court Institute and Family Law Symposium

  • Guest Speaker, various community affair conferences

INTERESTS:

Enjoys Golf, Tennis, Skiing, and Coaching Little League

AVAILABLE:

Throughout Southern California

 

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